2018 Aerosol Regulation Changes

2018 Aerosol Regulation Changes

As some of you may know, aerosol regulations will be changing from the end of 2017.  Effective December 31, 2017, aerosol smoke detector testers that utilize HFC-134a as a propellant can no longer be manufactured under the new EPA SNAP Rule 20.  This does not mean the aerosols are banned, Solo A4 manufactured before December 31, 2017 can be sold through the supply chain until supplies are exhausted.  Due to the serious benefits and importance of our Trutest Smoke Detector Sensitivity Tester, Smoke 400 has been granted a lifetime exemption.

Other products of ours, such as Smoke Centurion and Smoke Sabre, will remain unaffected by this changing of regulations. As for alternatives to Solo A4, we will be supplying a new and improved non-flammable smoke detector testing aerosol that fully complies with the new EPA Rule 20; Solo A10.  In addition, we are also excited to announce the release of Solo 365; an innovative new tester for the functional testing of smoke detectors. Solo 365 delivers smoke via smoke cartridges offering faster, simpler and cleaner testing. Solo 365 is available now!  Click here to view the product page and request a quote.

For more information on NFPA compliance under the new EPA Rule 20, please click here to read a letter from SDi President, Rick Heffernan.